One of our favourite places, safari experiences in Mana Pools are second to none, and the wildlife is immense! Activities at the camp focus on game drives and walking safaris within the camp's private concession, providing exclusive viewing of the area's incredible wildlife. The camp is located outside the Mana Pools National Park; therefore, motorised boating and fishing are available on the beautiful Zambezi River. This is a wonderful way to see birds, such as the beautiful carmine bee-eater, get safely close to the river's hippo and croc population, and watch the elephants coming down to the river to drink and swim. The Zambezi is also one of the best spots to watch the continent's sunset.
You can also canoe with expert guides and glide quietly down the vast, legendary Zambezi River as the sun sets over the Rift Valley escarpment, with elephant crossing, hippos snorting, and water birds swooping. Walk along the river through albida forests swathed in golden light, watching elephants stand on tiptoe to reach their pods. On a game drive, find lion, leopard, perhaps, or other predators such as hyena or wild dogs in action. The area is rich in plains game such as resident eland, impala, water-buck, kudu and many of the famous Mana Pools elephants, all of which often frequent camp in the early evening. Listen to the local lore: tales of river gods and of a beloved female ruler – Chikwenya – buried beneath a nearby baobab tree, said to be guarded by the spirits.
Contact Safari Guru for Chikwenya Camp rates and availability; including other Mana Pools camps owned and managed by Safari Guru's approved partner networks, such as Nyamatusi Camp, Ruckomechi Camp and Sappi Camp .